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Is this appropriate for an elementary school?

Posted by on Mar. 24, 2014 at 5:34 PM
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Question: Are leggings/tight yoga pants showing the bum appropriate for someone working in a school?

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Yes - to each their own

No. Wear something long with them

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I feel like this is far from appropriate for a parent or volunteer to be parading in front of Kinders and Grade 1s.

She often is seen around the school, wearing nothing long enough to cover her bum. Would this make you uncomfortable, and should I say something to the staff to let her know? Other parents who wait for their children before the end of day bell rings have whispered to me that they hope she isn't working with their kids.


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by on Mar. 24, 2014 at 5:34 PM
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mjande4
by Platinum Member on Mar. 24, 2014 at 5:48 PM
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I would have to see the exact outfit,  most importantly the top, before I could say definitively.  That said, moms who have too much time on their hands tend to nitpick school personnel.   If that's the worst thing going on, then count your blessings and move on.

frndlyfn
by Gold Member on Mar. 24, 2014 at 5:51 PM
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if it is a parent, it is their own wardrobe.  If it is a professional dressing like this then i would question it as leggings w/o a tunic style blouse look unprofessional.  I would not say anything though to the person or others.

Mocking.Jay
by Silver Member on Mar. 24, 2014 at 5:54 PM

She is both. The school does have a "modest dress code" policy. I just looked on the school website so it may be worth it to at least mention it to the teacher she's working for. I think she's a practicum student (getting her B.ed). She's quite young and doesn't dress professional at all. She often looks like she's ready to go to the gym. 

Quoting frndlyfn:

if it is a parent, it is their own wardrobe.  If it is a professional dressing like this then i would question it as leggings w/o a tunic style blouse look unprofessional.  I would not say anything though to the person or others.


M0M0F3B0YS82
by Bronze Member on Mar. 24, 2014 at 5:55 PM
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I'd say at least cover the bum and that goes for anyone I see lol
Mocking.Jay
by Silver Member on Mar. 24, 2014 at 5:56 PM

I'm surprised none of the other teachers have said anything tbh. She is quite voluptuous and often wears v-neck t-shirts. I'm baffled as to how she is even able to wear the clothes. She works in the Kindergarten room but I see her walking around the halls of the school on my son's side from time to time. Even my son's teacher is uncomfortable about it.

Quoting mjande4:

I would have to see the exact outfit,  most importantly the top, before I could say definitively.  That said, moms who have too much time on their hands tend to nitpick school personnel.   If that's the worst thing going on, then count your blessings and move on.


Roo1234
by Bronze Member on Mar. 24, 2014 at 6:00 PM
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Honestly the parents are going to be more bothered by it than anything. The kids aren't going to be aware of it being anything other than "interesting patterned pants" Older students would probably notice a little more about how it fits

Her behavior is more a reflection on her character than her clothes. At least she is volunteering...what about all the gossiping people? Are they contributing, our just being critical?

All that being said, if she is a professional within the school she needs some guidance from the administration.
mjande4
by Platinum Member on Mar. 24, 2014 at 6:09 PM
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If her attire is truly not within guidelines, then her cooperating teacher, university supervisor, and/or the building principal are handling it. That's part of the process. Dress code is a highly subjective area.

Quoting Mocking.Jay:

I'm surprised none of the other teachers have said anything tbh. She is quite voluptuous and often wears v-neck t-shirts. I'm baffled as to how she is even able to wear the clothes. She works in the Kindergarten room but I see her walking around the halls of the school on my son's side from time to time. Even my son's teacher is uncomfortable about it.

Quoting mjande4:

I would have to see the exact outfit,  most importantly the top, before I could say definitively.  That said, moms who have too much time on their hands tend to nitpick school personnel.   If that's the worst thing going on, then count your blessings and move on.

TheMommyTaxi
by Member on Mar. 24, 2014 at 6:13 PM

I voted no because I thought you meant a school employee.  A volunteer?  Nope, you sure can't control their clothing choices.  There is no "dress code" for someone who comes in a VOLUNTEERS their time.  As stupid as they might look, nothing you can really do about it, nor should you mention it to staff.  It's neither their place nor their business to address her wardrobe issues.

mom2jessnky
by Silver Member on Mar. 24, 2014 at 6:13 PM

If yoga pants bother you, then under no circumstances should you ever come to San Diego, I hardly ever see women wearing jeans or slacks here, it's yoga pants, leggings, or dresses.

But here no one seems to concern themselves with what other people are wearing because it's just not their business.

mommy053008
by Maria on Mar. 24, 2014 at 6:18 PM
As an employee yes unprofessional as a volunteer nope
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